Photo Friday: Paris Louvre Elevator

When we were in Paris, we visited the Louvre Museum over several days time, mostly with E asleep in his stroller. That seemed like the perfect way to take it all in, and didn't leave us struggling with how to entertain a 6 month old in a huge museum without many exits.

One challenge was that the old building seemed filled with staircases, sometimes it was difficult to decide whether to carry the stroller up to steps, or to use the small handicapped elevators that had been used to make the building accessible. If you are headed to Europe with a baby, this is one reason to bring a sling or a lightweight stroller!

Incidentally, one of the best things about having a small baby with you when you visit Paris is being escorted to the front of virtually any line, including the ones at the Louvre and Orsay

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  1. Dominique on September 6, 2008 at 3:52 p.m.

    Getting to the front of the line is a good thing! We didn't make it to the Louvre when we were in Paris because we didn't really have the several days we probably needed to do it properly.
    We really liked the Rodin, Picasso and Marmotten-Monet museums when we were there...only had a day in the d'Orsay (only enough time to really see the Impressionists' paintings there.
    Lucky E, traveling in style.

  2. TulipGirl on September 6, 2008 at 4:23 p.m.

    Our youngest was 2.5 and our oldest was almost 7 when we visited Paris as a family. We absolutely loved the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. We had read "Degas and the Little Dancer", and so they boys were tickled to see the real sculpture.

    For the Louvre, we went twice -- both times with late in the day, less expensive tickets. We knew that our shelf life (and the boys) was limited, and visiting twice was more enjoyable. And you are right -- an umbrella stroller is a much needed tool! (And comfy shoes for the parents, for those hard floors.

  3. kat calvin on September 7, 2008 at 8:02 p.m.

    I love this photo! I have to remember to post on Fridays, I always remember on Saturday mornings! I'm putting it on my calendar right now. But I love looking at your pics!


  4. Sunil on September 7, 2015 at 4:16 a.m.

    Hi, I am planning to visit Louvre with my one year old. I wanted to know if Louvre allows baby formula and water to prepare the formula inside the museum.

    Any inputs would be helpful.